The Lightning and Rangers have been tied 1-1, and apart from the six minutes the Rangers spent on the ability play, the sport had been a reasonably even one.

However, within the third interval, the Rangers pulled away - and never simply on the scoreboard.

The third interval stat line exhibits that the Lightning outshot the Rangers, 11-9, however that quantity is deceptive.

The Rangers dictated play for a lot of the ultimate body. They efficiently killed off three Lightning energy performances within the third.

They usually scored the eventual successful objective on an influence play of their very own.

The Rangers owned a bonus when the third interval was at even strength, too.

They ended the Lightning’s performance within the New York defensive zone and averted turnovers.

On the different finish of the ice, a Lightning d-zone turnover occurred shortly earlier than Barclay Goodrow's insurance coverage tally.

The second interval featured extra particular groups’ motion, which took the circulation out of the sport.

Nonetheless, five-on-five photographs although the primary two durations have been shut - simply 13-12 in favor of the Rangers.